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Formally established in 2007, Resource 1 is a data security company focusing on helping clients safely and responsibly process, destroy, and dispose of decommissioned electronic equipment. Since its founding, Resource 1 has kept millions of pounds of e-scrap out of landfills and waste streams around the world, and kept thousands of individual's private information secure.

Headquartered in Chattanooga Tennessee, our unique and innovative destruction process encompasses a 350 mile radius of our headquarters, meaning that we can service Atlanta, Huntsville, Nashville, Birmingham, Knoxville, Memphis, and other surrounding cities and counties.


Our goal has always been to make sure our customers are treated professionally, and given the highest level of security of their data possible. This has grown to span numerous industries and sectors, and continues to expand.

We also like to provide our clients with a singular point of contact as this tends to reduce the risk of a breach or mishandling of sensitive information bearing device, which is why we have cultivated partnerships across the United States with various companies and organizations

About Resource 1



Resource 1 is a regional leader in the on-site destruction of data bearing hard drives and backup tape media. Our highly secure NAID AAA Certified destruction processes, coupled with our state-of-the-art machinery and environmentally conscious practices, make securing your organization's most important information easier than ever. We have  met or exceeded all government and legislative regulations and mandates overseeing the proper destruction and disposal of data bearing devices and decommissioned IT equipment, and ensure that everything we handle will be thoroughly and securely destroyed and never recovered.

National Institute of Standards and Technology Better Business Bureau Recycling Industry Operating Standard National Security Agency Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Information Systems Security Association International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers US Government Verified Vendor